Part 16: ACTION!

Review: INTRO, GETTING READY & Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

“I think there is something more important than believing: action! The world is full of dreamers, there aren’t enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.” —W. Clement Stone

The Final Step: Action—Yes, You Have to Actually Work

Contrary to movie lore, you can’t just sit on your tush on your couch and imagine checks coming into your mailbox. If you do, you won’t have that couch for long. You have to act on your plans. You have to get off the couch, walk out your door and work that tush off to get what you want in life. Doing must follow planning.

All the planning, pondering and philosophizing in the world won’t produce your desired results. All the contemplation, envisioning, affirmations, chanting, positive thinking and meditation won’t materialize your goals if you do not take action.

“Affirmation without action leads to delusion.” —Jim Rohn

Napoleon Hill once asked an audience, “What is the average number of times that a person tries to achieve a new goal before they give up?” After several guesses from the audience, he gave the answer: “Less than one.”

Most people give up before they even try. Even though they want to improve their lives, increase their income and accomplish more, most people think, “I can’t,” and give up before they even get started.

Nothing breaks the human heart more than the realization that one has lived only a fraction of their potential—that they didn’t fulfill their duty to shine. Don’t let this be you.

Committed, disciplined and sustained action is the final ingredient in the process of materializing any achievement you can conceive.

Get Going!

You’ve decided what you want and who you must become to achieve your goals. Now you must “strike while the iron is hot.” Begin now, while your enthusiasm is high and your intentions are strong.

“Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.” —Jim Rohn

Within the Next 24 Hours
Do not delay; decide what you can do now. Within the next 24 to 48 hours, what will you do to put at least one of your goals into action? Create momentum by taking action now.

Examples: Go to a car dealership and get a brochure for the car you want. Purchase a greeting card and mail it to your wife. Inside, tell her how much she means to you and state your intention to create a magical and romantic year. Get a course catalog from the community college and mark the courses you will take.

Within the Next 30 Days
Identify what you need to do during the next 30 days to put some of your goals into action. What will you do?

Examples: Make your first donation or set up a savings account and arrange an automatic draft according to your plan. Hire a personal fitness trainer and start your program. Recruit your mentor. Make the necessary prospecting calls. Designate the planned family night.

Do it now. You cannot afford to wait for perfect conditions. Have the courage to begin.
Borrow from the beauty of tomorrow to enroll yourself in the activity of today.

Be Bold
Re-instill your faith in yourself. A lack of self-confidence can keep you from reaching your greatness. Start living with audacity. Have chutzpa. Stand away from the crowd. Refuse to follow the herd. Never again settle for average results. Set a higher standard for yourself than anyone around you would expect. Be different, think different and act different. Be what others are afraid to be.

Great video:

I want you to Thoreau it! “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” —Henry David Thoreau

Remember: “Fortune favors the bold.” —Virgil

Fight for Your Future
Most people wouldn’t know or care about David if he didn’t take on Goliath. You want to be remembered, revered and heralded like David? Find a Goliath (your Big Hairy Audacious Goals), and fight for them to the death. Win or lose, let it be known: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” —2 Timothy 4:7 NIV

Don’t leave this course casually. Casualness leads to casualty. Get serious about creating a better future. If you want to get healthy, get serious about your health. If you want to get rich, get serious about becoming wealthy. If you want to experience great love, get serious about your commitment to relationships. Astound yourself. Bewilder your friends, family and competition.

“Freedom lies in being bold.” —Robert Frost

And Never, Never, Never Give Up
Develop a hard-core devotion to your better you. Have an obnoxious commitment to your goals. Be unreasonable. Be uncompromising. If you have gone just as far as you can, you can still go a little bit further. Success is obtained in the extra mile—extra effort, extra hours, extra preparation, extra care and extra calls. Extra is what separates you from average. It is the “extra” that goes in front of “ordinary” to make you extraordinary.

You are going to make mistakes. You are going to get off track. You are going to fail, fall down, trip up, become discouraged, feel defeated, become overwhelmed and hit the wall. That is OK; it happens to everyone. It’s called being human. Expect failure, plan for it, and get back on track as quickly as possible.

As Calvin Coolidge said, “Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proper. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.” —Confucius

As you go through the trials and tribulations that come with striving to achieve your goals, believe that success is closer than you think. It is darkest just before dawn. A transformative moment might only be steps away. It could be the next phone call, the next meeting, the next person you meet. The key is to keep moving forward.

Persistence is the ability to face your fears again and again without giving up, to push on in the face of great difficulty.

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They give up the last minute of the game, one foot away from the winning touchdown.” —H. Ross Perot

“I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything even nature.” —John D. Rockefeller

“Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal. While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.” —Herodotus

“Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.” —Benjamin Disraeli

Go for it! The power is now in your hands. You now have everything you need to achieve everything you have ever wanted. Just go for it, one step at a time, one foot in front of the other. The journey of a thousand miles starts this very moment. Take your first step forward now.

I have created a final “one-sheeter” or dashboard—a boiled-down summary of key points to your 2010 and 10-year plan. Download the document and post in a variety of places so that you can see it on a daily basis. This, combined with your Weekly Rhythm Register, is all you need to keep you on track daily.

Review the rest of your strategic plan weekly. Make adjustments as you flex with the new and exciting opportunities that present themselves along the path of your journey.

REMINDER: All worksheets will be removed from the Web site by March 1st. Download what you need now.

Congratulations! You have graduated. Life has no limits for you now. Go out and make the next 10 years your best yet!

Thoughts, questions, supporting ideas to share with the group? Leave your comments in the section below.



155 responses to “Part 16: ACTION!”

  1. Hi Darren,

    I have a reading your mag from 12/2009, but i never wrote a proper plan. I have bought my franchise 6 months ago and I havent got a proper long term plan:(

    Is there any chance of getting the worksheets?

    If the worksheets are still available, could you also have your assistant email me the links as well?

    If not, are they available in the Design Your Best 10 Year in 2011 program?



  2. Thank you Darren so much for giving us these lessons. They’re very important to me, you know. I think anyone who come to this final lessons has a huge potential to succeed. Hope I can make friends with all of them! :)

  3. That actually depends on what happens during the rest of the story. If he’s small time, he could make it big. If he’s struggling, he could find his niche. There are lots of options.

  4. When this really is completed proper your employees will generally let you know. When folks ask me what is the hardest component about my task I require to say it’s generating the schedules.

  5. Hi Darren,

    I just found about this blog series when looking through my old Success magazines. I’d like to do it in preparation for 2011. I just signed up for the email updates, but I guess those wont include the worksheets, right? Is there any chance of getting the worksheets?

    Thank you!


  6. Now that it’s the end of 2010, I’d like to go through this program again and compare how I see myself today with how I saw myself at the beginning of the year.

    May I get a new set of worksheets please?

    Thank you.


  7. Hi Darren,

    i just habe read the article about designing the best 10 years. I saw alot of downloads and resources to help. Do you have a link or site for these resources that i would be able to access

  8. Hey Darren! Can you please email me a copy of the worksheets too? I’ve learned a lot by just reading your entries, and I’m sure I’ll benefit more by completing your worksheets. Can you lease ask your assistant to send me those worksheets? I MUST succeed in life! and I MUST complete your worksheets! Thanks a lot, may all your dreams come true!

  9. Hello everyone! Thanks for sharing this program with us. I just came across this program today, and I hope it’s not too late. I already read all the 16 entries that Darren posted, however, I can’t access the link to the worksheets for these 16 entries. In the last entry, Darren said that he would remove all the worksheets by March 1. I just came across this website, and I know now it’s past beyond March 1. But I MUST work on those worksheets so that I can complete the tasks that Darren assign. Can Darren or anyone out there please send me the worksheets so that I can go through this process and complete this journey with you guys too? I would really appreciate your help. Thank you so much. May all your dreams come true!

  10. Dear Darren,

    thank you very much for creating this program. It is truly great. I am part of a mastermind group and we are going through this program together. We are well on our way in designing our next ten years. We really appreciate the effort you put into it and are very grateful. I just noticed that while I have downloaded all the worksheets, I am missing the last one you published, which is the final one-sheeter dashboard. Could your assistant send me a copy?

    kind regards


  11. Hello Darren,

    First up I’d just like to say how much I (and I’m sure thousands of others) appreciate this amazing gift that you have given. You could have so easily bundled it all together and sold it as a course – your generosity is truly amazing. I should also say how much I appreciate finding Jim Rohn’s site. Besides the life changing information I now have, it was through his site that I found, your blog, Design Your Best Year Ever (which I’m working through now) and The Compound Effect (the signed one with audio which I just ordered today – can’t wait for that!).

    I think one of the most important skills I am learning, besides effective goal setting and goal achieving, is refined thinking. I realised around 6 months ago that the whole thought process is a bit like … for example … reading the words in a book. You can read the words in a book and when you get to the end of the book… remember none of it. Or very little anyway. On the other hand, if you absorb the information that is in the book, while you are reading, then you get the full value. Perhaps that’s a good metaphor for what life is really about – getting full value!

    Anyway, I remember Jim Rohn saying that finding was reserved for those who search. :) I started reading this series of blog posts in March, so whilst I did register, I was too late to get the worksheets. I am wondering if it would be possible to receive those worksheets?

    Warm Regards,

    Gary Smith

  12. Dear Darren,

    I have just coincidentally found your wonderful blog and started the “Designing the Best 10 Years of Your Life” Program. I would humbly ask if you would be able to send the worksheets that go with the program to me…I would be so very grateful.

    I have found you by such coincidence that I honestly believe that the saying “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear” completely applies to me in this case :)

    Your inspiring tribute to Jim Rohn was actually shown on a blog that I am subscribed to, belonging to a gentleman called Keith Baxter. Keith suggested to watch your tribute video every day for one month…and it will surely change your life.

    I took him up on the challenge and Keith was so very right…I have been introduced to two such inspirational gentlemen…the fabulous Jim Rohn and yourself. I have made such unbelievable and positive changes in my life since coming across Jim and your teachings, my life is literally changing in front of my very eyes and I will never be the same.

    I thank you from the bottom of my heart for you so generously sharing such life changing information…especially for free…I still can’t believe my luck in finding you.

    I commit to passing along as much as I can and sharing my discoveries with others in humble service of humanity. As you have said…”There is no greater gift than investing “Life Into Life”.

    May joy and success be yours always

    Western Australia

  13. Dear Darren,

    I think it was great time i had in my life to read your “Designing the best 10years of your life”. Which really gives me light in my life to understand who am i? why im here? What to do? how to do? When to do?. Now to frame the clear picture please do help me by sending all the worksheets mentioned in that 16 issues.

    My interest and dream to become a speaker and motivator like you. For that what i need to do? Is there any course you provide? how do i become member of your team? I need to achieve this at any cost. Please do guide me, advise me the ways and means to follow.

    Eagerly looking forward your reply.

    Thanks for you and the almighty took me to your website.


  14. Dear Darren,

    I’ve just finished the BY program online and I highly impressed by it! It is fantastic!
    Unfortunately is to late for the worksheets. Could you please your assistant to help me to get all worksheets?

    Thank you in advance!

  15. Darren, Will You please have Maggie or Rosa snd the worksheets to me also. I had printed out all the lessons from the Intro thru #16 and started reading them and I realized I needed the wooksheets. I apoligize and would appreciate the help. Thanking You in advance. Jumpin John

  16. Here’s a valuable lesson learned –

    Since the Designing Your Best 10 Years program concluded, I have been following the guidelines pretty closely. In particular I have found the Weekly Rhythm Register extremely valuable in keeping myself focused and on the right track.

    Last week I found out just what a valuable tool it actually is when I failed to follow through on it. I wasn’t focused and did not follow through in many areas that I am really trying to improve. I found myself completely off track and didn’t get anywhere near as much accomplished.

    One interesting thing that I noticed was that by weeks end I was completely drained. Amazing how losing your mental focus can literally drain you of physical energy.

    Consider this a lesson learned the hard way, and I am back on track stronger than ever in this new week.

  17. Darren,

    Apologies, we are also late to the opportunity, my wife and I would very much appreciate being able to go through the program.

    Thanks in advance.


  18. hello…i failed to print the worksheets for “Design the Best 10 Years” .

    Does anyone have them that they are willing to share?
    Thanks in advance!

  19. I took my time going through your program so I could focus on it more deeply (because of a demanding work schedule) — and realized that I’m missing some of the worksheets. I couldn’t find them attached to some of the e-mail posts, I know the archive was closed on March 1. Any chance of getting Worksheet Sets 7, 8 and 10, so I could complete the course? Or access to the archive? Thanks!

  20. Hi Darren,

    I read the success magazine updaes in my email everyday after receiving an email that listed reading Success magazine as one of “64 things to do to make this year the best year”.

    But somehow, i missed this program. This year is a new awakening for me as I have emerged from personal self doubt and am playing full out as you suggested. But i missed this. Is there any way I can have the material sent to my email id?

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

  21. Outstanding Newsletter!! One of the best ever!! So many beautiful words of wisdom. Keep the beautiful words coming!!

  22. Hello,
    I missed the download it is no longer on the web can you send it ot my mail

  23. somehow I missed making a copy of worksheet #11 and #12 and now it is no longer on the web. Can I get them somehow? Thank you!

  24. I’m just catching up on this program and realised the worksheets are no longer available. Can you still obtain them from somewhere?

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Michelle! I just sent you an email to help you out. Enjoy! :)

  25. This weekend I wanted to get caught up on my next best 10 years and went to the website and tried my password, and it didn’t work.

    Does anyone have a copy of the worksheets? I’m up to the 10th worksheet.

    Thank you!

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] You should have everything you need in your inbox now. Enjoy! :)

  26. I just finished the BY program online but was to late for the worksheets. If there is any way to receive them it would be great.

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Dan! Info is on its way to your email now! :)

  27. I’m starting this exciting program later than most. I can access the previous blogs, but none of the worksheets. Is there any way for a latecomer to access those?

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Got your email, too, Wayne. You should have all that you need in your email inbox now.

  28. Robert, thank you so much for your quick response and the contact info. Your assistance was appreciated!

  29. Is there ANY way to get the worksheets? I had downloaded through worksheet #10, but was unable to print out the rest of them due to a major project at work. I’d REALLY like to finish this program – its making a huge difference in my life. I’d hate to stop right in the middle! I’d REALLY appreciate anything assistance that could be provided…

    All the best,

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Anastasia! The info should be in your email now! :)

  30. I really want to thank you for this. I have learned so much more about me and that I really can accomplish more with my life. I am retired but now realize there is so much more in me that needs to come out. I shared this opportunity with all who would listen. Thanks

  31. Thanks again Darren! I enjoyed the sessions. I have implemented an Achievement Management System into my calendar and it is helping me schedule and evaluate how things are going. I’ve been more intentionally positive with my family, friends and people in the community and more intentional about personal development. My family is making some headway in some other critical areas of life too. Just wanted to say “thank you” for the invaluable information you have offered in this course. I am sad, the course is over. I grew to look forward to the next session each week. I have missed it the last couple of weeks, but I will still look forward to Success and your blog posts. I am grateful for your generosity and eagerness to help people “live well” in all the senses of the expression.

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi William! Would hate for you to have missed the last few worksheets. Check your email for assistance! :)

  32. Hey Darren,

    Thank you so much for putting this up for us. You are making a difference in this world. And I have vowed to do the same with my life. To achieve the best me and make a difference in other people’s life in a great way!

    However I got hit by a relationship breakup and was on the sidelines for a while. Could you please help me by providing the Dashboard sheet if possible. My email is Also, if you could, please forward me to the link where I can access all the material. I promise you your help would be appreciated and won’t go wasted!

    Ravi Hasija.

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Ravi! You should have an email from me in your inbox now! :)

  33. Thank you for that information Robert Beatty! I thought I missed the opportunity once, I’m not about to miss it again. I’ll email them right now. Thanks again.

  34. I just heard about this program today after listening to the February Success CD but unfortunately it seems I heard about it just a little bit too late. From the reviews people are leaving it looks like it must have been a great program and a tremendous opportunity for self growth.

    Is there any possibility of having the material available by other means in the future?

    [DARREN HARDY] This program will definitely be available in the future. Keep watching for updates!

  35. Thank you for your generosity to share learned Wisdom! Unfortunately, I, too, was not able to download the Dashboard sheet and, if possible, would appreciate the opportunity to receive it through email. I am working through these lessons with my children. What a jumpstart on life they will have! Thank you and God bless.


    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Robin! Look for an email from me soon with help!

  36. Gina,

    I just emailed you two email addresses which should help you get the missing worksheets.

  37. Hi could someone please e-mail me the Dashboard sheet if possible? I did not get the chance to download it and it is no longer available. It would be very much appreciated. Thanks a bunch.


    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Gina! I’ll email you asap. :)

  38. Due to some family situations (new grandbaby!), and my computer acting up, I wasn’t able to download the worksheets for Parts 13 – 15; however, Part 16 came through okay! When I tried the password to retrieve Parts 13, 14, and 15, it just kept rejecting it.

    How may I receive those three worksheets…???

    My husband and I have been so challenged and convicted in this process, and it has made us literally review our goals and directions and establish new ones. How thankful we are for you and for this program!!! We are looking forward to completing Parts 13 – 16 in the next few days!

    Blessings to you in Christ, our very Bright Hope,

    Boone, NC

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi MV! There were no worksheets for Parts 13-15 so it sounds like you have everything you need to complete the program. :)

  39. Hello Darren. First of all, THANK YOU VERY MUCH! I needed this type of guidance for a long time. It was very powerful yet simple and in a logical sequence of steps. I will still planning my next 10 YEARS for the following one or two months because I believe that it’s worth a review of all worksheets. I made a print out and wrote everything down so now I will pass everything to my computer, re-read all over again and detail it as much as possible.
    Secondly, I am a lot into the inspirational field and I am launching my own brand name on May 3rd. I will be honored to share the news with you at that moment.
    Finally, I will like to share with you and the success community these three quotations that you may’ve heard before but that could have an additional impact on this program.
    “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.” Vince Lombardi
    “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” Winston Churchill
    “Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be” George Sheehan

    Kind Regards from Mexico.

    ps. I downloaded all worksheets so if anyone is needing them send me an email to

  40. Powerful principles indeed . I missed the final few worksheets . Could I still request for download ?

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Solomon! Be on the lookout for an email from me very soon.

  41. I somehow missed the final one sheeter, dashboard. Could you e mail or make available again. Thanks for the material. I found it very useful. In addition I’m a subscriber in the last year and already renewed for 2 more years. I would however like to make a suggestion. If Darren could contact me I have something I’d like to share that I feel he would be interested in knowing. Some feedback I received from the company.

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Chris! I’m emailing you right now! :)

  42. Any chance of downloading all the worksheets? i put it in my pendrive & it get corrupted.

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Alvin! That’s horrible! I’ll email you via asap to see what we can do. :)

  43. This was a great experiencce. I started out empowered and encourage to look over my life and change what I need to have improvements. I hit a couple of bumps in the road along the way, but I loved all the details of this experience. Thank you, Darren Hardy for all the videos, worksheets, and important information.

  44. I have LOVED this experience – it has certainly been a journey and I have learnt SO much!

    Is there anyway at all you could supply access again to your final “one sheeter”? I was away on business and wasn’t able to access it until it was too late.

    I would TRULY appreciate your help with this.

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Annabel! Got your email. Hopefully you are all set to go now!

  45. I was out of town last week, if there are worksheets for part 15 & 16 could you please e-mail them to me? Thank you so much for your time and supplying an awesome program! It’s been really great. God Bless.

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Susan! There was no worksheet for Part 15 but info to obtain worksheet for 16 is on it’s way!

  46. Thank you Darren,

    It’s really great to stumble upon your program. I’m glad i followed it. It helps a lot. I’m now in a process to open up my first restaurant. Thank you for everything. God bless you and your family.

    Many,many thanks.

  47. its realy great. Its changing many things in my life. But I am a little bit late. and trying to get archives from session 13 on. The password is not working any more for me.. Are there more worksheets? looking for the 13th sesion I downloaded last session. but 13, 14 and 15 can´t acces to them… Is there a chance tthat I can catch up? Thank you

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Jorge! There were no worksheets for Parts 13-15 but I sent you an email with help for downloading Part 16.

  48. Darrren,
    Thank you so very much for sharing this wonderful coaching with all of us. I have found it extremely useful. I missed the last three postings because I was on vacation and you said you would remove it by March 1st. Right now is 10:30 PM, March 1st and I cannot access the rest of the worksheets. Can we have until midnight tonight? I wish I could finish what I started. Thank you again for your generosity. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, may ALL your wishes come true.

    [DARREN HARDY] Thanks for the birthday wishes, Veronica! I’m sending for assistance.

  49. Darren, Happy belated birthday from fish to another. I have been late getting started and just realized that I have not downloaded the Purpose worksheet from Part 2 and like Amy ahead of me am wondering if a link is available. This has been a wonderful journey as I approach my 50th this month, I know this plan will take me to places I never imagined I could go before and I”ve always considered myself blessed in so many ways already. Take care Many, Many thanks…

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Hi Holly! The “Purpose” worksheet is comprised in the Core Values, Mission, Vision worksheet in Download 4 so you should already have it. But if not, you can email me at and I will gladly help! :)

  50. So excited to sit down and download the last couple worksheets!!! It seems I am a day to late! I am really into this and will be heartborken to not complete! It already has made such a difference in my life! Is there anyway I can access them one last time?

    (One of my goals is to stay on top of things, not get behind and be on time! I am working on improving! Please help me finish this process!)

    [DARREN HARDY] Help is on the way via!

  51. Hi Darren,

    Missed a couple of worksheets and cannot access now. Would it be possible to get one more day to download the same?

    [MAGGIE SCOTT] Just emailed you with help, Anil!

  52. Darren, is it too late to receive the downloads? I signed up a few days ago but have not received any email verification links for the downloads. I am loving your blog, by the way!

  53. Darren, I would like to sincerely Thank you for sharing all these information and most of all empowering us to consciously design our own next best 10 years. Now the real test will be for me to put all this into Action to realise my full potential and LIVE the Dream. Hopefully, one day can meet you in person………….Once again, Thanks a Lot!!!

  54. Even though you have had so many thank you’s I cannot in good conscience not also thank you. So THANK YOU! I have my own business and this has been such an eye opener. I feel like someone mentioned earlier, in control, and that is saying something when you have employees.

    I have been reading the “Greatest Miracle in the World” by Og Mandino and it makes me think of what you are doing for all of us. What a way to touch so many lives and for the benefactors of your generosity to touch so many lives. This could continue to be one huge snowball that benefits all of us.

    Again Thank you and I hope to one day help others as you have helped me.

    Thank You!

  55. Mark, the information is only going to be on the site until 3/1 — are you on Facebook or Twitter by chance?

  56. Gosh, I just discovered this blog and it’s 2/28! I’ve saved all the individual blogs and subscribed at the Feedburner site but will I miss all the worksheets?

    Thanks in advance!

  57. Darren,

    I can’t thank you enough for the opportunity to read your emails and do the worksheets. I can tell you this – it has changed my life!

    I feel full of hope with a focus for the future in my business, relationships, personal health, and spiritual growth.

    I had forgotten I even could dream! I’m standing straighter and look forward to everyday. I’ve ordered the books you’ve recommended.

    I may be 53 years old and have a good life and wonderful God Blessed family – BUT, the BEST IS YET TO COME!

    Thank you from the woods of Maine!

  58. Darren, as you mentioned in one of your earliest worksheets… life gets in the way & we can lose focus & momentum. Do you intend to do a follow up programme, it would be extremely useful? Many thanks for a wonderful programme, I enjoyed it immensely.

    Amanda Daly

  59. Happy belated Birthday Darren.

    Thank you so much for your leadership and hard work putting this program together for all of us. I saw it through to the end and now I have to take that consistency and apply it to my business and relationship.

    Forever grateful for what you have done.

    I feel very comfortable knowing that Jim Rohn’s teachings are in capable hands. I look forward to your continuing influence on the Rohn legacy.

    BTW, saw you live at Anaheim and I just reviewed the talk on my “All Access Pass”. I got even more out of the experience the second time around.

  60. All the best to you Darren Hardy!! You are an amazing person, an extraordinary example of greatness! You gave me so many insights in words and worksheets for improving myself… One of my goals of life is to meet you personally.
    A big thank you!

  61. Darren 1st of all Happy Belated Birthday…I know it was a relaxing and very enjoyable one for you… Thank you so much for sharing your valuable information in this informative series….Reading the last 2 sections refreshed from the Success Symposium…always good to re-read something and walk away with a different perspective. I know what I am walking away with and that I can share with others and make a HUGE impact in the lives of those I share this journey with. Looking forward to the Wisdom and mentoring of your blogs and the amazing words shared in the Success Magazine. THank You Again :) ~ Kim Neal

  62. Darren,

    I am grateful to you for sharing this program for free, as I am financially challenged right now but not for long. I have been very successful with my life; raising two beautiful children alone and without child support. But NOW I have the last boost to make it to millions and be Finally Financially Free! Whoo HOO Hope to see you around and that our paths actually cross in the coming years. I started my own business and a very successful billionaire is also a partner so I am excited about the possibilities.

    Thanks again,

    Oh and I just received Twelve Pillars of Success to continue the journey!

  63. I appreciate this so much valuable program. Thank you Darren.
    I’m still struggling with fog of my dream, but this will lead me to my best life and world. Someday I hope to say thank you directly, in my best.

  64. Thanks so much, I am not finished with all of the lessons, but I am still going forward. I will get to the end of the worksheets and on to the best 10 years of my life. I have had goals in the past, sometimes I made them happen, but not always. Now I feel that I have the tools to finish all the goals I ever want to set for myself. Thanks.

  65. All the way from the United Kingdom, I want to say a big Thank You to you Mr Hardy. For your generosity,for your kindness, for your wisdom and for your guidance.
    This course was unto me (I am so convinced of it) a gift from God ,because I will be turning 30 this year and I was in a desperate search of a ‘GPS’ for my life , a sure navigation system. Then I learnt about your course. I wasn’t sure if it was what I was looking for so I held back from signing the commitment of the fisrt worksheet. By the third week, I quickly signed the commitment and I also got very serious about it. And what an amazing journey this has been for me.

    So by my 30th birthday, I will not only have a very defined set of goals , I will also have an ‘airtight’ , ‘water-resistant’ set of strategies to achieve my goals. I am looking forward to my 40th birthday and all the birthdays in between.

    Mr Hardy, by impacting so many you have added value to the world. You have started a ripple of awareness which ,I believe ,will become a wave of tremendous success.
    So once again, Sir from Europe – Thank you, Gracias,Grazie,Merci, Danke schon.

  66. Thank you Darren for creating and writing this practical, insightful, and inspiring 8 week program.

    “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ~William Arthur Ward

  67. Thanks to you I’m ready to begin not only the BEST 10 YEARS OF MY LIFE but THE BEST REST OF MY LIFE!!! You have not only inspired me to reach my BIG HAIRY AUDACIOUS GOALS but have given me the tools to achieve them. WOW!! I will always carry this priceless knowledge with me. I will pass it on to my children who already holler SUCCESS!! SUCCESS!! in the car for me to play the CDs (I never thought they were paying attention to them as I drove them to school, but obviously they were). You are passing on a tremendous legacy!!! A legacy of SUCCESS!!!! — THANK YOU!!! —

  68. Dear Darren Hardy,

    Thank you for mentoring us and given us the knowledge and tools to forever change our lives and have a positive impact on ourselves and those around us. Thank you for teaching us that is possible to make a difference. Thank you for bringing us to the reality that to get to where we want to get we are going to find mudding spots and that it is ok, but must important that is possible to keep pressing forward.

    You are vivid example of Zig Ziglar’s quote, “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want”

    The biggest challenges I will face to accomplished one of my priority goals is in my expanded association. That goal is to meet Darren Hardy, Eckhart Tolle, and Deepak Chopra. I can not finish my obituary without having made a difference in many peoples life and I need to learn from the best.

    I will continue follow you in The Mentor Package; (it should arrive next week).

    May God Bless you and your family.


    Teresa Moises

  69. Thanks for all the advice, now it’s on to ACTION! Thanks for being a mentor; you’ve helped me redefine my goals. One of which is to develop myself into a more significant mentor, too.

  70. Darren,

    Like Pam I hope you do one last video! I just posted a question about not finding the 16th installment, but found it!

    Thank you so much for this. I am playing catch up, but am reminded by the committment pledge I signed (which is hanging in my home office), I’m going to follow through after the orginal rush of emotion has waned.

    I can’t say how much I needed this. I ache for growth and change in my life and this exercise is just what the doctor ordered!

    When I get your mentor pack, where should I begin?

  71. Thank you so much for your generosity of time, energy and spirit for this course Darren. You made it possible for anyone to be involved with the process and benefit from it. I am still finishing up the last few worksheets (and they WILL be completed). But as we were winding down, I took some time to think about my biggest Aha and thought I’d share it.

    Since we were looking ahead 10 years, I decided to look back 10 and review some of my journals. The last 10 years, without question, have been the most difficult I’ve ever experienced. Though I always remained hopeful, I kept “bottoming out”. Not always in the same way, but not living life at my best in one form or another. And guess what I discovered!!! Every time I saw one of these low times in my journal, it immediately followed a time when for one reason or another, I was not living and/or working my strengths – the strengths I discovered were uniquely mine as a result of this course! Strengths that I now view as gifts and am purposely seeking ways to use my gifts and talents in ways that benefit others, while also helping me fulfill my goals and mission.

    Had I not taken this workshop and done the 360 Degree View (a type of exercise I’ve always glossed over or avoided in the past) I wouldn’t have seen these strengths in the unique ways my “responders” did. Yes, I knew I had them, but I wasn’t owning them to their full potential. I wasn’t owning the uniqueness or “individual-ness” of them. I think what most exciting was realizing this is the way I am wired and when I am engaged in this way, I am happiest. Deep down joyful happy. Soul happy. Sometimes life throws things our way that takes us off course and out of our strengths while we address the immediate crisis, but wow, how great it is to realize the importance of drawing ON those strengths to get us right back on track.

    Of course this new perspective has made the goal-setting and all the other segments so much more intriguing and exciting, especially as I watched possibilities unfold. AND watched how my weaknesses didn’t have to be weaknesses anymore either. I didn’t need to operate in those at any high capacity and when I did, it would be in an environment where they were appropriate and appreciated. In other words, depending on how and when our weaknesses are activated determines if they play out or are seen as a weakness. Liberating to say the least! I think I always avoided those kind of exercises because I was tired of trying to “fix” my weaknesses. Is it John Maxwell who says let a duck be a duck and and eagle be an eagle? I think in the same way realizing I could let a weakness be a weakness and let my strengths be really strong strengths will be priceless to me in achieving my goals. Yes, sometimes we need to address our weakness, especially if they are offensive or self-sabotaging or get in the way of where we want to go, but if not, then hey, they are just a weakness and we all have them. I was set free with that new understanding. I’ve already begun conversations with folks about how I might work with them in ways that engage these strengths. Incredible, especially in how confident I was during the conversations.

    So thank you Darren. Don’t be surprised if I pop up on your radar everyone once in a while with an achievement update. In a word, this has been an AMAZING process and I will forever be grateful to you.

    All the success to you that you deserve and more,


    p.s. In the spirit of the previous segments, how about one more video update…and send off for your flock of achievers? :-)

    [DARREN HARDY] Thanks so much for sharing your story, Pam! I would love for you to “pop up on my radar” every now and again with your progress! :)

  72. Darren! Thank you so much! Words cannot express how much this has helped me! I am not afraid to fail anymore and I am on my way to the top! I pray that God blesses you abundantly for teaching all of us how to fish so that we will be fed for life!!
    I am already making strides in my business thanks to your leadership and mentoring! I am seeing increments of my goals manifest as we speak! All because of this new approach that you have given me!
    This is a blessing and I could not have asked for a better program to Kick my year off! I am making this into a booklet to stay encouraged and enriched! Happy Birthday and may you have many more! God’s blessings to you and your family always!!

    Chiara Morrow
    The Morrow Group

  73. Thank you Darren for taking the time out of your busy schedule to mentor us show us how you are carrying the legacy of Mr. Jim Rohn, a very awesome gentleman. I just want to ask you a questions if at all if someone want to get these worksheets and downloads after the date can they get from your book and/or Mentor pkg that includes your book Designing Your Best Life Ever and 2 of Mr. Jim Rohn CD(s) packages?

    [DARREN HARDY] Great questions, Clarence! We are working on making a package out of these materials soon so stay tuned!

  74. Thank You Darren! As many have said, you carry the legacy of Jim Rohn with grace. You are going to be informed when i’ve reached my 2010 goal as well as my ten yeargoal. Thank you again!

  75. Thank you Darren and Happy Birthday. You have given all of us so much with this program and I will be grateful forever.

    [DARREN HARDY] Thanks, Kathy!!! :)

  76. Absolutely spectacular! I started, I did all the exercises and I am on my way! I had started getting serious about setting and achieving goals about 6 months ago and having this come to my life has polished areas that needed polished, it has closed some gaps that were open and it has educated me with a logical format that can be incorporated into my daily life. I know I attracted this into my life and I express a very deep felt gratitude to Darren and his staff for providing this to so many people. I know you changed lives!

    THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!

    Andrea Pettit
    Denver, Colorado
    (I am on facebook if anyone wants to have someone to check in with; someone to hold them accountable for continuing to take the action we need to take; someone to help push when we feel like giving in to the old ways!)

  77. Darren, Happy Birthday, my brithday and our duaghter’s birthday are also in Feb,
    Fantastic program, again thanks for sharing the program with us, this has been a changing point in my life as i re-invent myself for my next “big act” at the young age of 60. Sharing it with my daughter has also motivated me to live stronger.

    Also, Worksheet 13 seems to have some problems and when I try to save it says it can not be repaired, would your staff scheck this out all other worksheets are fine,

    Again thanks and the next time I’m in San Diego visiting my company’s HQ Qualcomm, I would like to buy you lunch maybe Del Mar at the Pacifica, take care and thanks again, David

    [DARREN HARDY] Thanks for the birthday wishes!!! And for worksheet 13, make sure you have the most current version of Adobe Reader…I hear that is usually the case when an individual has problems download one or two of the worksheets. You can always email directly and she will get it to you as well.

  78. Fantastic program thank you. This has given me more insight and value than programs and seminars costsing thousands. Your ideas and practical advice will be apid forward to help many thousands of people. Congratulations

  79. Happy Birthday Darren!! Appreciate your time and knowledge!! This program has been AWESOME!! You are definitely following in your mentor’s footsteps! Jim Rohn would be proud!!
    Thank You so much!

    [DARREN HARDY] Thanks, Linda!!! :)

  80. Darren, just as so many others have done already, I want to thank you for providing this opportunity. This has been a wonderful journey so far, and it is just beginning. I’ve attempted other goal setting programs in the past with varied success, but never have I experienced the moments of learning and insight that your sessions have created for me. I can already see some changes in my resolve that I have never seen before in any other program, and I’m really looking forward to this year and the next ten as well.

    You finished this program with a bang with your call to ACTION! That is truly what it is all about. We can plan all our life, but without action we’ll accomplish nothing and find ourself in the same place ten years from now. I’m committed to not let that happen.

    Darren, THANK YOU!!! Thanks for your willingness to share your insights with the rest of us. You have been a great mentor over the past eight weeks, and I appreciate it. By the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope that it was a good one for you.

    [DARREN HARDY] I can’t hear the thank you’s enough…much appreciated Mark!

  81. So much to reflect and act on it…So many answers…so many reaffirmations and all this universal energy around us only because of your GIFT of SHARING…You’re just an amazing human being and all of us are empowered by YOU and your work. I can only feel deeply GRATITUDE for you and all of you here…my dear companions in this “unique journey.”
    Thanks and blessings to ALL and let’s keep our universal soul together when walking alone just remembering this moment and knowing we are ALL looking and working to create a better life for us, our families, and our communities.
    Cheers to OUR CONTINUOUS success!

  82. Darren, I simply cannot thank you enough. This has truly been a Godsend. Although I’m still catching up on my worksheets, I have been keeping up with the weekly posts & downloads. I am determined to finish the course. I will not give up. My goal is to be finished by the 28th of this month. I have already begun to put some things into action – I have just completed day 6 of the “Master Cleanse” -something I would have NEVER thought I could do before, I have 4 more days to go, so I’ll be finishing my worksheets and the cleanse at the same time. I am so anxious to implement these principles into my daily life on a consistent basis and for the first time, I am really feeling empowered to do it. Thank you so much. I plan to be a SUCCESS subscriber for the duration of my life. God bless you & yours.

  83. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Darren, we thank GOD he created you to serve and serve so well!! We Thank You for hearing his call and following. Well done our good and faithful servant.

    [DARREN HARDY] Thanks, Gord!!! :)

  84. Hi Darren, congratulations on taking us all on an amazing journey , its been a challenge to get thru some of the work, but i got there eventually, one step to go !

    It’s been a huge success, and motivated me to get more done on our Blog, around the house, with the Children & Family, and many of our other interests.

    It will be interesting to see, what you come up with next ?, now that you have set the bar so high !

    Make it a great week

    Thanks again…… Theo AK NZ

  85. Darren, Thank you for being on of my mentors. Thank you for this program as it is changing my life and will change my life more than I could possibly imagine. Happy Birthday!

  86. I just recently found this, so I’m just getting started, but I remembered that you said the last installment came the day before your birthday. So, I wanted to tell you Happy Birthday, and thank you for the present you gave to us all!

  87. Hi Darren,

    Thank you again for all you do with who you are. Jim was right. “when the student is ready the teacher will appear” I have been blessed with you, a Master in the art of teaching. Your willingness to help and coach others to become better than we are is a beautiful characteristic you possess and I am grateful to you.

    I am now well equip to take it to the next level thanks to you. When my BHAG becomes a reality you will be the first to know.

    By the way in my opinion Success Magazine is the best magazine on the rack. There is more value inside that magazine and audio disc than any other magazine in the market. Please keep it coming. I also subscribe to the book summary’s there is no faster way to ingest information from multiple books for success minded people than using the summary package. Kudos to you and your Success Magazine team.

    Your friend

    [DARREN HARDY] Reading this blog, SUCCESS magazine and the SUCCESS Book Summaries – Kenny, you are going to be UNSTOPPABLE!! Wise investments. :-)

  88. Thank-you Darren! This has kick-started me to live a life I absolutely love. But after going through each of the steps that you’ve laid out — the steps are not unique, only the presentation and format. The steps are also listed in such books as “The Five Plateaus of Progress” by Gerry Madigan and “How to Be, Do, or Have Anything” by Laurence G. Boldt. The key point that I didn’t follow after reading these books is commitment (consistency). I got bogged down in every day life. Going forward from here, I am committed to the actions that will get me to where my goals will be realized.

  89. Thank you Darren! Words can never fully capture the spirit that has risen with your blogs and worksheets. Maybe by the time I meet you in person, and that will happen, I will have the words to thank you properly.

  90. Thank you Darren some day I am going to give you personally a present for all your time, work, and help. Taker my words. I will do.

    Great program and ultra helpful

  91. In 1985, I bought my first BMW 3-series when I couldn’t afford it, but promotions got me to afford it. Then the 5-series was my next desire. In 1993 it become a reality and after 109,000 miles and 17 years later, it is still in my driving machine. I actually went to BMW today and picked up the booklet for the 6-series convertible. I have wanted the car for the past 4 years. Today, I took action toward getting it. Wahooo!!!!

    [DARREN HARDY] Exciting! Be sure to send the pic of you in it when you get it!!

  92. Darren,

    “Contrary to movie lore, you can’t just sit on your tush on your couch and imagine checks coming into your mailbox…”

    You know, Darren, before you take cheap shots at “The Secret,” you might want to actually watch it all the way through. “The Secret” also says you need to take action. It quite clearly states the need for “inspired action,” action that is in keeping with our highest and best aspirations, which is the same as what you have talked about in this series. It’s just presented in a different way.

    I know from reading your articles that you don’t believe in the more metaphysical interpretations of the Law of Attraction, but you don’t have to trash-talk those who are inspired by it. Your magazine has stated often enough that in selling we must tailor our presentation to suit our audience. Perhaps you could increase the circulation of “Success” if you took your own advice.

  93. Thank you very much for sharing all this hard-won knowledge. I am looking forward to an amazing future. God bless you for you generosity!!! Absolutely awesome….. It is never to late!

    Gratefully Yours,

    Great-grandma Char

  94. Thank you Darren! AWESOME! This material has come in a perfect time for me. I am exited about my Best 10 Years of My Life!

    You’re the best. Thank you for sharing with us.

  95. My husband and I started on this course a week after you began posting it. We are not finished with all the thought provoking worksheets yet, but what an incredible journey we have embarked upon. I am a 50 yo homemaker, he has always worked for the other guy. We are dreaming and scheming to become entrepreneurs, and have taken so many steps forward in the last five weeks, I can’t begin to enumerate them!

    One of the most amazing things that has taken place is that I shared this program with my neighbor, and she and I have begun meeting together each week for lunch and holding each other accountable. She is starting her own engineering business, and I am working at selling my crafts–mostly just to learn how to run a business. We have both seen remarkable results from our visits, and we never would have even thought to do it had it not been for the 360 worksheet and me wondering who to ask!

    This program has been amazing. Thanks for sharing it and introducing us to so many new principles and ideas. It has truly changed our lives for the better.

    [DARREN HARDY] Great way to build an extraordinary neighborhood! Like your style.

  96. This has been a wonderful ride! I now know what I was missing. I cannot thank Darren enough for giving me my life back.

    Now that I am about done with this course, my work is just starting. I have already formed a group with a couple other ladies. They said since I see the PROMISE, they will following and finally PAY THE PRICE.

    Never thought I would be considered a leader so soon after working on my personal development. I find that Personal Development is the missing key to success. More people needs to work on themselves instead of hanging on someone’s coattail hoping they too can find success.

    God Bless you all, and may you find your path much more enjoyable.


  97. Thanks for the help Daren. I’ve enjoyed the focus on living life on purpose. I reccomend success magazine to everyone. Take care.

  98. Thank you, Darren! Exceptional material!! Thanks so much for your generosity and passion in sharing this. I look forward to meeting you in person as I share my success story with you …within the next 10 years. :-)

  99. Darren, your program is one of the best I have seen on personal development. I have enjoyed the advice you have given, and appreciated the step by step process that you tied together.
    Success is a journey. The next 10 years will be a most exciting one thanks to you.

    [DARREN HARDY] Thank you Larry – I have learned from the best.

  100. Darren, the program has been tremendously valuable in an array of areas for me. Thank you for your generosity in offering the program at no cost! Your parting advice to “Go for it” reminded me of a quote a friend once shared with me a few years back about ‘endurance’ in tough times and with goals. And it goes…”Endurance is the spirit which can bear things, not simply with resignation, but with blazing hope. It is a quality which keeps a man on his feet with his face to the wind. It is the virtue which can transmute the hardest trial into glory because beyond the pain, it sees the goal” So Thank You Darren for helping me experience the exhilaration of being inspired by my own goals! It has caused an awakening! Me signing the contract with myself at the start was my first step and I’m glad I did. Perhaps our paths will cross and I have the opportunity to share with you how your program led me to many of my personal best(s)! All the best in your journey as well!!

  101. This course has been a real pleasure. A challenging pleasure to be sure, but a pleasure nonetheless.

    I commented earlier in the program that “this is it for me.” I would like to reaffirm that now – this program, this moment in time, this is it for me. I will build my life upon this rock!

    My intention as I move forward from here – take the lessons and strategies learned and absorbed throughout this course and use it as the rock solid foundation on which to build, not only my next 10 years, but my life beyond that as well. Through my participation in this course I have literally designed a powerful, success producing lifestyle. How awesome is that?

    Thank you Darren. Thank you for your time, for your energy, for your insight, and thank you for caring enough about all of us out here to make this information available.

    Lastly, a huge congrats to all of the amazing people who are still here and persevered to the very end. You totally rock!!!

  102. Thank You Darren for all you have shared and your mentoring on this. As you’ve stated before, Knowledge is a waste with out Action. Now I have the knowledge, goals with a plan and roadmap, and actions to I can measure myself to successful achievements I’ve not thought possible before. Thank You again so much. May God Bless you and yours. ps: Happy Birthday

  103. I’ve skimmed over all the comments every week, wondering what I could add and it simply comes down to 2 little words…

    Thank you!

    [DARREN HARDY] Thanks for joining in. You are welcome.

  104. Thank you very much. This whole process has been excellent! You have given people a great gift Darren; to help us improve in all areas of our life and that in turn will affect all that we come in contact with.

    I think for me the biggest kick-in-the-butt came from your last post on “consistency”. I have been to many workshops, read many books and have had many mentors and yet my income and effectiveness has been inconsistent, therefore my results were inconsistent.

    Although I knew inconsistency in my activity was the main cause your explanation was clear and timely.

    I look forward to one hell of a year and an amazing 10 years – going from good to great with your assistance.

    Thanks again and congratulations on the success of this program, Jim Rohn would be proud.

    Peace & Prosperity,
    Dallas M Cyr

  105. Amazing program Darren!!!! I’m never, never, never giving up. Your program renewed my committment. In the spirit of the current Winter Olympics, “I’m going for the gold!” God bless you and your willingness to share this program. I know you will be greatly rewarded for this seed you have sown.

  106. Haven’t been getting my notices since about Part 9.
    I have just looked up the posts on the websites and followed along- but would really appreciate the worksheets- especially before the March 1st date.
    Thanks- great stuff. Have had fun implementing it into every day activites.

  107. Darren,

    Words will never be able to fully express the gratitude I have to you!

    Receiving this life changing workbook, your follow up videos and comments combined with completing and living it has made an unimaginable impact upon me.

    A Trillion Thanks!

    To our greater SUCCESS!

    [DARREN HARDY} Thank you ALL for your heartfelt words of gratitude. That has made all this hard work worthwhile!



  108. Dear Darren,
    I enjoyed the program. It’s been an eye opener. I like your approach to personal development. It’s simple, intuitive and methodical. Earlier this week, I purchased your Mentor package. Thank you!

  109. Look – I’m out of the nest and flying.

    I began at a point, I didn’t think I could accomplish my goals because I hadn’t in the past. Today, I feel empowerment.

    Thank you Darren!

    Just the few things I have done to this point has impacted my life and more importantly – given me peace. I know what I need to do today, tomorrow, etc. It is exhilerating.

    May God truly bless you and your family.